Malaca Instituto is dedicated to helping non-native speakers learn Spanish. Its sole focus is language instruction, and it is open to people of all ages and language backgrounds.
Malaga is located on the Mediterranean Sea and is a modern city with a long history. Malaga's roots as a city date back to the 8th century when it was founded by the Phoenicians. Today, Malaga is mainly a tourist city due to its moderate climate and beautiful beaches.
Not familiar with this beautiful city, which also happens to be the birthplace of Picasso? Check out the gorgeously photographed video La Málaga de Picasso. No knowledge of Spanish is neccessary to enjoy these beautiful images!
Malaca Instituto offers a variety of programs throughout the year but focuses primarily on intensive Spanish language courses. Malaca's program offerings include the following:
- Intensive Spanish
- Super Intensive Spanish
- Spanish & Hispanic Studies
- Spanish for Business 1&2
- Spanish for International Trade & Commerce
- Spanish for Tourism
- One-to-one Spanish instruction
- Spanish & Cookery
- Spanish & Dance
- Spanish & Work Experience
For a detailed description of each program, see Malaca's web site.
After Your Trip:
at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar
Malaca Instituto is open to students of all ages from 16 years of age up. Since Malaca only teaches Spanish language courses, you will not be taking classes with any Spanish students but rather with students from all over the world. Many tourists or business people take short-term courses at Malaca, but other university students will study at Malaca for a semester or more. You will meet a wide-range of people while studying at Malaca.
Included with the price of tuition at Malaca, you will have the opportunity to take Flamenco and/or Salsa lessons, hear weekly cultural talks, and view films in Malaca's cinema.
In the city of Málaga, there are many activities for tourists throughout the year. It hosts numerous festivals, including Carnival, and offers many other cultural attractions. Málaga is the birthplace of Picasso (you can visit the Picasso Museum); you will find many magnificant works of art and architecture by Picasso and others. If you want to explore other areas of Spain or Europe, bus and train networks are extensive and affordable.
Malaca Instituto offers three different housing options to its students:
**You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to Malaca Instituto.**
Foreign Entry Requirements
- Club Hispánico: located in the same building as the school; offers single, double, triple, or executive single rooms
- Host Families: live with a Spanish family; single or double rooms; half-board (breakfast and lunch) included in price
- Student Apartments: located in the city, most within walking distance; single, double, or triple rooms available; shared bathroom, living room, and kitchen
To enter Spain, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site
for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.
A visa is not required for tourist or business stays up to 90 days (**90-day period begins when entering Schengen countries
). U.S. medical report required for residency, student, and work permits. For additional information, contact the Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202/452-0100 and 728-2330) or Consulate General in Chicago (312/782-4588). Visit the Consulate of Spain in Chicago online
Travel Document Systems (TDS)
can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet
. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.